I first saw one of these a few months ago and then discovered it's very common, but I had no idea that there were over 500,000 of these videos out there. Perhaps if more parents are aware of it, it will start some important conversations at home and in school.
Upworthy note: We've pulled the actual video of young girls asking "Am I pretty?" out of respect for them and their parents. Instead, we've included a response to this trend by Louise Orwin, a British performance artist. She asked dozens of teenage girls what they thought about their own beauty and the trend. Enjoy!